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George Zimmerman is trying to keep his 15 minutes of fame going, signing on for a celebrity boxing match. The only problem is that he doesn’t have an opponent yet.
Zimmerman told RadarOnline that boxing is a hobby of his. “It was my idea,” Zimmerman said, adding that the event will be put together by founder Damon Feldman.
“Prior to the incident I was actually going to the gym for weight loss and doing boxing-type training for weight loss and a mutual friend put me in contact with Damon and provided me with an opportunity and motivation to get back in shape and continue with my weight loss goals and also be able to help a charity out,” Zimmerman told the site.
Zimmerman, who was acquitted in the February 2012 shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, later confirmed the news on his Twitter page with a link to the Radar story. “Here we go :-),” he wrote.
According to TMZ, the fight will take place on March 1. “We're not looking at it as a race thing,” the promoter told the site. “We haven't discussed purple, yellow, white, black.”
Zimmerman’s other hobby is painting. His most recent one featured the image of Florida prosecutor Angela Corey, who charged him with the murder of Martin.
Here we go :-) http://t.co/j3UoCSxcv3
— George Zimmerman (@TherealGeorgeZ) January 30, 2014
image: Wikimedia Commons